Expert Panel Coming to Kamloops

Posted by Stop Ajax Mine on October 25th, 2016 5:24am

Good news!  The four-person Expert Panel, appointed by Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to review environmental assessments for projects across Canada, will be coming to Kamloops on November 28 and will be meeting with the public from 1 pm to 5 pm. (Location has yet to be announced) We have an opportunity to provide feedback to the federal government about the environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax mine.

The Expert Panel recommendations provided to the Minister will be informed by the collective knowledge, experience and views expressed during the review process. The objectives of its engagement with the Canadian public are:

 *  To reach a wide range of Canadians, from stakeholders with significant experience with environmental assessment processes to individuals with limited or no knowledge of environmental assessment processes;
 *  To raise awareness and educate Canadians about federal environmental assessment processes;
 *  To provide multiple avenues of both in-person and online engagement for Canadians to make their views known to the Panel;
 *  To gather views from Canadians in order to help inform the Panel's recommendations to the Minister; and
 *  To report back to Canadians on what the Panel heard through its engagement, and how this feedback was used to shape its advice to government.

The Panel understands the need for effective communications about the review and opportunities for Canadians to participate. Its dedicated website at allows visitors to learn more about the Panel, its mandate, the environmental review process, and how they can participate.


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